Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures (Arnaud Roi)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures, written by Arnaud Roi and illustrated by Charlotte Molas, an educational pop-up book full of fearsome dino facts.

Take an immersive journey through the Cretaceous period in this title from the Pop-Up Topics series, as readers are introduced to ten species of prehistoric beasties, from the well-known tyrannosaurus and triceratops to the lesser known argentinosaurus and sarcosuchus. Learn each animal’s stats and get a glimpse into their diets and behaviors, alongside vertical full-spread illustrations that pop out to give the reader a glimpse of the lizard giants’ world.

Very well done. Pop-outs can be a wonderful way to get kids interested in nonfiction topics, and the way this title utilizes the medium to give life to the prehistoric animals is a great example of this. Each scene is both beautifully illustrated and well-crafted into a pop-out, which gives the animals a larger-than life quality that fits the subject matter perfectly. The factoids are succinct yet intriguing, using language that allow kids to quantify the size and/or volume of the species in fun ways (for instance, JJ was tickled to know that the spine on a spinosaurus was even taller than her very tall dad). The length is great for a read through, but will probably be best enjoyed on repeat readings, and JJ loved it. Overall, a treat, especially for dino lovers like us – Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by a representative of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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